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Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by 5F6-A, Dec 9, 2008.
That guy looks like my uncle, with more hair.
So I have this flux that came in a yellow metal can and looks like grease. Is it safe to use with my guitar?
if it's flux it should work... was yours designed for electronic work?
many thanks excellent tips.
I just stumbled upon this video [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjEdoZB0iDs&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Hand Soldering an SOIC Part with SchmartBoard|ez[/ame]
I never tried taping to hold pieces at place that that might work the next time.
I learned soldering by modding some of my effects pedals. It's a good skill to hone.
I'm glad I posted this.... many people has started soldering properly following the good advice in the original video ( which has nothing to do with me )
Between Tradesman & Artist there is a Craftsman. Great post!!!
Been soldering on and off for years, ignored this thread for a few months..., trashed a couple of PCBS the other day....
Watched the vid(s) and now my soldering is better than ever!!
Important bits for me was applying a tiny bit of solder to the tip just before touching your work to act as a heat bridge
And, cleaning the PCB afterward - I dont have any alchohol (none I'm willing to waste anyway!) - so I've been using contact cleaner to get rid of the residue. I'm stoked with the results.
My boards look better than the one in my Keeley modded TS9 now!!
This is a great video -- thanks for posting it!
I'd love to buy it. Thanks for sharing such nice and informative links and comments.
I think that's Al Gore when he was a little girl.
He sure does love his earthfriendly design.
Has anyone seen the new Seymour Duncan Liberators? Whats everyones take on them ? You can see them here Seymour Duncan Liberator - Crazy Train Music Store they seem like a brill idea! saves time messing about once fitted
This seems like a good tutorial. Breaks everything down in words and then demonstrates via video.
How To Solder - Soldering Tutorial
Also I'm starting to practice soldering but don't know what's best to practice on. Any suggestions on what I should get for practice?
I would like too learn how too soldier i have a cheap epi lp jr that id like to practice on, so what are all the tools needed and where would be a good place to get all the parts, one more thing how much will it all coast? oh and what watt iron to get
These Two from Billy aka hillbilly from RS Guitar Works soldering video
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqmioqe-_Xo]YouTube - ‪RS Guitarworks: How To Assemble RS Vintage Kit‬‏[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml0zHsIaMEY]YouTube - ‪RS Guitarworks: How To Solder Ground Connections‬‏[/ame]
I'm planning to replace the pups, caps and pots of my guitar, but I don't want to spend too much money on a good soldering equipment.
Do you think this soldering iron would be enough for the job: http://cgi.ebay.com/Variable-Temper...355?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45fbae6753 ??
By the way, what is the ideal temperature of the soldering iron for this kind of job?
About the solder wire, wich one should I use (diameter and alloy)?